HC Deb 11 December 1929 vol 233 cc465-6

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the Government proposes to introduce a Bill for the retirement on pension of all aged workers in industry; and, if so, can he give an approximate date when the Bill will be laid before the House?

The LORD PRIVY SEAL (Mr. J. H. Thomas)

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave on the 3rd December to the hon. Members for West Wolverhampton (Mr. W. J. Brown) and North Newcastle (Sir N. Grattan-Doyle).


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if all aged workers have to retire at the age of 60 he will lose half his colleagues in the Cabinet?


The terrible consequences of such a possibility warn me in advance.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the proposal to be optional?